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padi Divemaster Course

“The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training, it teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities.”


  • 4 Weeks


  • 18 years of age
  • PADI Advanced Diver or equivalent
  • EFR (CPR and First Aid) training within 24 months
  • PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to qualify


  • Tuition and Practical Training
  • Exam & Final Assessment
  • Airfills
  • Ocean Training Dives
  • Divemaster Materials/Crewpack:
    – PADI Divemaster Manual
    – Divemaster slates
    – PADI Instructor Manual
    – The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
    – Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
    – PADI Professional Log
    – DSD Cue Cards
    – PADI Pro Bag
    – PADI Divemaster Application package

TOTAL: R15 000
INCL. full GEAR hire R17 000


The PADI Divemaster Course is highly recognised internationally and by working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems.

You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

Package Excludes:

* PADI Registration Fees (Approx £88 which is payable directly to PADI on successful completion of the course).

Equipment Requirements: (RENTAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE)

  • Wetsuit, Fins, Mask, Snorkel &Weight belt
  • BC & Regulator including Alternate Air Source
  • Dive Computer
  • Dive Knife
  • Compass
  • 2 Signalling Devices (whistle, SMB)
  • Tank

What you will learn

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities.

Topics and practical workshops include:

1. Watermanship and Skill Development

  • Stamina tests
  • General diving skills
  • Problem-solving assessment/equipment exchange
  • Dive Rescue skills assessment

2. Knowledge Development

  • Supervising dives for certified divers & conducting dive briefings
  • Divemaster conducted programs
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • The business of diving and your Career
  • Supervising students in training
  • Dive set up and management
  • Physics
  • Physiology and First Aid
  • Equipment
  • Skills and Environment
  • The Recreational Dive Planner (Table and ERDP Multi-Level)

3. Practical Application

  • Mapping Project
  • Conduct a Divemaster Program (skin diver, scuba review)
  • Role of the Divemaster – Confined Water
  • Role of the Divemaster – Open Water Training
  • Role of the Divemaster – Non-Training Activities
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs